GREENSBORO, NC - The Annual Eastern Music Festival is underway in Greensboro.

It features a number of concerts, seminars, workshops, and discussions about everything classical music.

More than 200 young musicians from around the world attend the festival each summer.

Students experience an intense 5-week training program filled with music classes, from orchestra to piano and guitar.

"I've been here 2 years ago, and it was the most outstanding experience of my life. I just wanted to come back and feel the EMF atmosphere again," said Tabea Klees, a 17-year-old pianist from Germany. "I love that I am able to hear so much great music and go to concerts nearly every evening."

This year marks the 56th summer season for the Eastern Music Festival. The festival's professional orchestra is expected to perform along with students, faculty, and guest artists.

"Mondays and Tuesdays, we will have a lot of faculty performances in small ensembles, such as groups of twos, threes, fours, and fives," said Chris Williams, the Executive Director. "These are professional musicians that teach at colleges and conservatories. They perform in orchestras from around the world."

Dana Auditorium at Guilford College is the primary performance hall for the music festival concerts.

The festival runs from June 24 through July 29.

You can find individual tickets or packages to all of the concerts at